The Cold War is an extremely exciting period of history, with two superpowers in a standoff. Our Cold War series not only brings alive the real tension of this period but will also cover everything you need to know for your coursework, essays and GCSE. The course is split into 3 key areas; the origins of the Cold War and the arguments about who was to blame; the Cuban Missile Crisis and who was considered the winner; the conflict in Vietnam 1954-75 with the focus of why the USA failed. We also offer exam guidance on exam preparation at the conclusion of the series.
OCR History GCSE
The Inter War Years are a fascinating period of history, swinging from "never again" to the start of another World War. Our Inter War Years GCSE podcast series not only brings this alive but also sets out everything you will need to know for both your coursework and your exams. Starting from the end of World War 1 it examines the Peace Treaties and how fair they were, whether or not the League of Nations was successful and why international peace had collapsed by 1939. Each podcast will help address these questions and give you enough detail to help prepare for your exams and keep on top of your coursework.
The Causes and Events of the First World War is a fascinating period to study, with many complexities leading up to the war and then the actual war itself. This series combines the expertise of James Sladden, a history teacher of many years with Dr William Butler, a specialist in World War 1. The series will give you an in-depth understanding of the subject, additional insights from an academic perspective and help you to prepare for your GCSE examination.
When did you last visit the doctor or dentist? Imagine the last illness or accident you had (hopefully not too serious a one!). Did you see someone quickly? Did they give you a diagnosis and treatment? Did they make you better? Now, imagine having no access to a doctor or dentist. Imagine no effective drugs or treatments. Imagine operations or tooth extractions with no anaesthetic. Imagine having no understanding of why you are Ill or if you'll get better. You'll have some insight into the lives of those who lived in this country a 1000, a hundred or even fifty years ago.
The significance of what occurred in Germany during our period of study needs no exaggeration. They say history repeats itself but we must hope that this period provides lessons which the world does not forget. Our OCR GCSE series on Germany 1919-1945 examines all the main themes: The establishment of the Weimar Republic, the problems faced by the Weimar Republic from 1919-1923, its recovery from those problems and finally, the Third Reich.
Even though the USA had entered WW1 and had subsequently involved itself in the affairs of post war Europe, American influence across the world really started to be felt for the first time during our period of study. The 'roaring twenties' conjure up images of wealth, parties, music, gangsters, cars and an emerging Hollywood. The cultural influence of the US was starting to spread. They say that if America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold. No kidding! The 1930's Wall Street crash and subsequent depression reverberated around the world and still does. Our series has been written by Briton, Dr David Perkins, and American historian, Jakub Gaweda.